The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Technician role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Technician
Rank 563 563 569
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 32 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.028% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.030% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
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£173 - £175
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 - £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £263 - £207
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 - £113
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.93 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.39% +2.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £17.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £16.93 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-1.03% -0.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Desktop Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Desktop Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK.

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 32 £173 - 6
South East +11 13 £175 -
Reading +19 6 - -
Berkshire +15 6 - -
Hampshire - 5 £175 -
London +18 4 £170 - 3
East Midlands +5 4 - -
North West +2 4 - - 2
Leicestershire - 3 - -
Leicester - 3 - -
Southampton - 2 £173 -
Birmingham - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £158 - 2
North East - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
East of England -30 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - - 2
Durham - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Kent - - - -
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Darlington - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gloucester - - - -

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Technician in their job title.

1 44 (80.00%) Windows
2 29 (52.73%) Windows 7
3 26 (47.27%) Windows XP
4 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 18 (32.73%) Active Directory
5 18 (32.73%) MS Office
6 17 (30.91%) Citrix
7 13 (23.64%) MS Exchange
8 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (16.36%) SCCM
10 8 (14.55%) Migration
10 8 (14.55%) LAN
10 8 (14.55%) WAN
10 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
11 7 (12.73%) ITIL
11 7 (12.73%) SLA
11 7 (12.73%) Blackberry
11 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (12.73%) Internet
12 6 (10.91%) Thin Client
12 6 (10.91%) Fat Client
12 6 (10.91%) Finance
13 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
13 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (9.09%) Windows 8
13 5 (9.09%) VMware
13 5 (9.09%) Windows Vista
13 5 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (9.09%) Windows 2000
14 4 (7.27%) Service Management

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (23.64%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.64%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (32.73%) MS Office
2 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) assyst
2 1 (1.82%) Magento
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.55%) LAN
1 8 (14.55%) WAN
2 7 (12.73%) Internet
3 4 (7.27%) Firewall
4 3 (5.45%) Wireless
4 3 (5.45%) VoIP
5 2 (3.64%) SMTP
5 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.64%) LDAP
5 2 (3.64%) Nortel Meridian
6 1 (1.82%) DNS
6 1 (1.82%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MSI
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) Application Packaging
1 1 (1.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Blackberry
2 6 (10.91%) Thin Client
2 6 (10.91%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.45%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.82%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 44 (80.00%) Windows
2 29 (52.73%) Windows 7
3 26 (47.27%) Windows XP
4 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 5 (9.09%) Windows Vista
6 5 (9.09%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.82%) HPUX
7 1 (1.82%) Linux
7 1 (1.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.55%) Migration
2 7 (12.73%) ITIL
3 4 (7.27%) Service Management
4 2 (3.64%) Software Deployment
4 2 (3.64%) Computer Security
5 1 (1.82%) Information Security
5 1 (1.82%) ISMS
5 1 (1.82%) Change Control
5 1 (1.82%) Network Management
5 1 (1.82%) ITSM
5 1 (1.82%) Information Security Management
5 1 (1.82%) Security Management
5 1 (1.82%) OO
5 1 (1.82%) CRM
5 1 (1.82%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.82%) Java
1 1 (1.82%) PHP
1 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.82%) MCSA
4 1 (1.82%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (32.73%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (5.45%) XenApp
4 3 (5.45%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.64%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.82%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) SCCM
2 2 (3.64%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 17 (30.91%) Citrix
3 5 (9.09%) VMware
4 3 (5.45%) Cisco
5 2 (3.64%) Symantec
5 2 (3.64%) Avaya
5 2 (3.64%) CA
5 2 (3.64%) Lotus
5 2 (3.64%) Nortel
5 2 (3.64%) Apple
5 2 (3.64%) Lumension
5 2 (3.64%) AppSense
5 2 (3.64%) Altiris
6 1 (1.82%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.82%) McAfee
6 1 (1.82%) Sophos
6 1 (1.82%) HP
6 1 (1.82%) Dell
6 1 (1.82%) Adobe